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07 July 2006, 08:13 PM
Hi everyone.
I just had my attention diverted to this thread and rejoiced at the idea that I might be able to get some good C&C on pen and pencil sketches and work.
Though much of what I do is by no means anatomy oriented work I think this is a good place to post it - If I got it wrong - sorry :)

So I'll start with a few things, and any C&C will be more than welcome.


(I'm well aware about the stomach's incorrectedness in this one ^_^ )

And some anatomy studies:

Some technicalities:
1) except for the last three images, no reference used what so ever.
2) The first two images were done using a regular ball tip pen.

07 July 2006, 08:34 PM

Welcome aboard! :) Some gorgeous work here, great to see your sketches!

Though much of what I do is by no means anatomy oriented work I think this is a good place to post it - If I got it wrong - sorry :)
Heh, I think a lot of people are thrown by the name "Anatomy" and think that they can only post Anatomy work here ~ when actually, all figurative work, and even images of animals / creatures is welcome. :)

Apart from the Personal Anatomy and Sketchbook Threads, there is also some great work to be seen in the Special Topics Threads which reside on the main page ( of the Anatomy Forum:

Links to all Special Topics Threads (

Really loving the drawing style of all of your pieces, but of the imaginative pieces especially. What are your influences / inspirations? It would great to hear about your art training and background as well. :)

I don't know if you're aware of this ongoing Workshop, where there is some terrific work being posted ~ though it's near it's conclusion, the Workshop thread will remain open indefinitely, and I encourage you to use the reference posted to the beginning of the thread to do your own Master Copies ~ which you are welcome to post both to the Workshop and to your own Sketchbook threads: :)

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head (

Also, whenever there is a new Tutorial / Workshop posted to the Anatomy Forum, I'll post a notice here, so you may wish to subscribe to this thread:

Notification of New Open Figure Drawing Workshops / + TUTORIALS - SUBSCRIBE HERE! (

The next Open Figure Drawing Workshop (, in which all artists are invited to participate, will start shortly after August 4th or 5th.

If you wish, I am happy to do paintovers of your work, but won't without your permission. :)

Looking forward to seeing much more of your work!



07 July 2006, 08:53 PM
Hi Rebbecak!
Thanks for the quick and encouraging reply :)

First of all, to answer your questions:
Influences and Inspirations are.. well, first of all I am a Rembrandt enthusiast. I can sink into Rembrandt painting for indefinite amounts of time. I can hardly call him an inspiration of mine since I don't really try drawing LIKE him, though I did do this a while ago:

When it comes to style and real inspiration I am very much motivated by Paul Bonner's works and of course, Blizzard entertainments older game designs :)
As for training and background, except for about 6 months over a year ago in which I took proper drawing lessons, I haven't had any real education in the field. Pretty much Auto deducted I suppose - much trial and error.

I don't spend much time on drawing since I don't have too much spare time. I'll try taking part in the workshops and tutorials though. It's good to have something which "makes" you draw - without commiting to something of the sort it's kinda hard making myself spend my time on drawing at home :)

So again, thanks for the warm welcome and the invitations and I hope to start taking a more active part in these forums soon.


07 July 2006, 09:08 PM

Lovely Rembrandt copy! :)

Very impressive work, for someone self~taught especially! :thumbsup: I understand what you mean about needing an external reason for doing more drawing ~ the Workshops here have pushed me to improve as much as anyone else. :) Looking forward to seeing more of your participation here. :)



07 July 2006, 05:18 AM
hey David
nice stuff, but you already know that :P

David is a former student of my current art teacher :)

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